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04-15-21, 07:49 PM
04-13-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,721
Posted By Paul Barnard

Just curious. Are there any categories of road...

Just curious. Are there any categories of road riders who need every speed advantage they can possibly get? If so, what size and style of tires are they using?
04-07-21, 03:25 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,461
Posted By Paul Barnard

People call fishing a sport too. LOLOLOL.

People call fishing a sport too. LOLOLOL.
04-06-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,461
Posted By Paul Barnard

Riding bicycles isn't a sport. It's an activity....

Riding bicycles isn't a sport. It's an activity. Racing bicycles is a sport.
04-04-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By Paul Barnard

Mind dead, copy and paste, narrative free posts...

Mind dead, copy and paste, narrative free posts are the hallmark of the intellectually challenged. I don't really see safety or advocacy value in it either.
04-01-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,330
Posted By Paul Barnard

I signal when other road users might need the...

I signal when other road users might need the information.
04-01-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,124
Posted By Paul Barnard

Seems we have had a rash of 'em lately.

Seems we have had a rash of 'em lately.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,379
Posted By Paul Barnard

Good thread! I appreciate the time you put into...

Good thread! I appreciate the time you put into it. We don't get a lot of quality content like that here. I suspect in a lot of ways helmets are like saddles because heads are like butts. After...
03-30-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,188
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am guessing he assumed the cross traffic would...

I am guessing he assumed the cross traffic would stop since it's a 4 way stop. That's a dangerous practice.
03-24-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By Paul Barnard

Good stuff. I am a member of a local advocacy...

Good stuff. I am a member of a local advocacy (sort of) Facebook group that the attorney posts on.
03-23-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By Paul Barnard

I'd ride all of that.

I'd ride all of that.
03-22-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's cute the way they make bikes out of fishing...

It's cute the way they make bikes out of fishing pole material.
03-22-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 965
Posted By Paul Barnard

Sport Legs have worked well for me and for every...

Sport Legs have worked well for me and for every person I have talked to that has used them.

https://www.sportlegs.com/
03-20-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,886
Posted By Paul Barnard

Green doesn't mean go.

Green doesn't mean go.
03-20-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have found that it's useful to show people...

I have found that it's useful to show people roads in these kind of threads. It probably has a satellite and a street view.
03-20-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,473
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am about to head out for a ride. I don't have...

I am about to head out for a ride. I don't have time to tell the story now. It was a recent mistake. DUMB. Maybe I'll have a chance later.
03-18-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By Paul Barnard

That should automatically result in a suspended...

That should automatically result in a suspended license at a minimum.
03-15-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,886
Posted By Paul Barnard

Your thoughts mirror mine. If y'all ever read of...

Your thoughts mirror mine. If y'all ever read of my demise, please discuss what you think I could have done better.
Forum: Introductions
03-15-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Paul Barnard

I think the only tool on my multi I have used on...

I think the only tool on my multi I have used on a trip is the hex heads.
03-14-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am not quite sure what "above the law" means....

I am not quite sure what "above the law" means. If I get a ticket on my bike, I'll laugh and frame it. EVERYONE I know breaks the law irrespective of the mode of conveyance. EVERYONE. Every motorist...
03-10-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,886
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's why a lot of trucks have warning signs on...

It's why a lot of trucks have warning signs on the back. This truck makes wide right turns. In this accident it is important to note that a witness described the rider as "trying to push off of the...
03-10-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,886
Posted By Paul Barnard

It is a 90 degree turn. Trucks aren't going to be...

It is a 90 degree turn. Trucks aren't going to be carrying too much speed into that turn.

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.6755336,-121.8065818,306m/data=!3m1!1e3
03-10-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,886
Posted By Paul Barnard

From a cyclist's perspective a sign wouldn't make...

From a cyclist's perspective a sign wouldn't make any difference to me. I am looking over my shoulder before I enter that intersection, and if there's a vehicle that may turn right, I am not going to...
Forum: Introductions
03-09-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Paul Barnard

Welcome to the forum from Metairie. I keep a...

Welcome to the forum from Metairie. I keep a spare tube, a patch kit, a few tire levers and a multi-tool in my seat pouch. I wrap a couple of wraps of Gorilla tape around one of the levers. It can...
03-09-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,886
Posted By Paul Barnard

When I read these write ups, I try to put myself...

When I read these write ups, I try to put myself in the cyclist's shoes. In this case, there is no way I would have been hit by a turning truck at that intersection. Situational awareness would...
03-08-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's selfish and inconsiderate. If a cyclist...

That's selfish and inconsiderate. If a cyclist is selfish and inconsiderate enough to do that to me, I won't worry about being inconsiderate in passing that cyclist if I want to pass them later. In...
03-07-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 796
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am best categorized as an asstrovert.

I am best categorized as an asstrovert.
03-06-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,543
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have no idea what my annual mileage is either. ...

I have no idea what my annual mileage is either. I track my individual rides. I guess mainly because if I have two free hours, that's enough time to get suited up for and get in a 25ish miler. If...
03-06-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

I get what you mean about the phrase "have to...

I get what you mean about the phrase "have to pass them" but it was the most economical way I could think of to describe what we both know I meant.

If I am at the front of a pack of motorists at a...
03-06-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,508
Posted By Paul Barnard

That was my takeaway too.

That was my takeaway too.
03-06-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,543
Posted By Paul Barnard

Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for sharing.
03-06-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,179
Posted By Paul Barnard

I took time to watch some of that. That's the...

I took time to watch some of that. That's the way I ride too. I am certain we have riders here who would call some of that "blowing through." I am confident that folks who might be putting mail in...
03-06-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,179
Posted By Paul Barnard

I always ask what people mean by "blowing...

I always ask what people mean by "blowing through." To some, it simply means not stopping. A few years back someone here posted a video of a cyclist getting hit by a cop. The cyclist was stopped...
03-06-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,022
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is close to where the accident occurred....

This is close to where the accident occurred. Just found the snapshot interesting. Apparently they give the google car a wide birth that they don't afford cyclists.
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have a hunch you are pushing against your...

I have a hunch you are pushing against your limiter. Try backing off of it. Obviously, don't back off of it so much you dump your chain.
03-06-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,022
Posted By Paul Barnard

There's my favorite excuse again. "The sun was...

There's my favorite excuse again. "The sun was in the sky." It was nearly 3 hours after sunrise. I don't know what the "accident reconstructionist" did, but I would have wanted a video that...
03-06-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

If you are referring to filtering to the front, I...

If you are referring to filtering to the front, I won't do that if it means the motorists I just cut in front of will have to work to get around me when the light turns green. That is discourteous...
03-06-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,179
Posted By Paul Barnard

Bicycle collision data is not very good. It does...

Bicycle collision data is not very good. It does give us enough information to conclude that cyclists "blowing through" stops is not a common cause of fatalities. I guess "blowing through" means...
03-06-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,179
Posted By Paul Barnard

How do you define "blowing through" a stop...

How do you define "blowing through" a stop sign?
03-06-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,179
Posted By Paul Barnard

It is entirely possible the cyclist made an...

It is entirely possible the cyclist made an unintentional mistake. Odds are stacked heavily against a cyclist who routinely wantonly disregards the law. I don't know that I have ever seen a 35 MPH...
03-05-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

Cogency. Get some.

Cogency. Get some.
03-05-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

If you looked at them purely as transportation,...

If you looked at them purely as transportation, then you make a good point that they were a goofy fad. They were art. A way for highly skilled craftsmen to show off their talent. Art evolves over...
03-05-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

If you are criticizing the handling of "Harleys"...

If you are criticizing the handling of "Harleys" then it absolutely matters.
03-05-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,691
Posted By Paul Barnard

Incorrect.

Incorrect.
03-05-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,691
Posted By Paul Barnard

Here's a handy rule on when to use bring and take...

Here's a handy rule on when to use bring and take when it involves movement of an object. When the movement of the object is away from you, take is used. When the movement is toward you, bring is...
03-04-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,691
Posted By Paul Barnard

take, not bring.

take, not bring.
03-04-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

Since this thread is all over the place I'll ask....

Since this thread is all over the place I'll ask. What was the last Harley model you rode?
03-04-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,701
Posted By Paul Barnard

Right. Money we don't have, but will rather have...

Right. Money we don't have, but will rather have to print.
03-04-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,701
Posted By Paul Barnard

When I think of cycling infrastructure, I think...

When I think of cycling infrastructure, I think primarily of city and state roadways. It'll be interesting to see how much money we can print to improve it at the federal level.
03-04-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,034
Posted By Paul Barnard

When's the last time you heard of any motorist...

When's the last time you heard of any motorist being charged? Typically unless there is excess speed, drugs or alcohol involved, then drivers aren't charged irrespective of the mode of conveyance of...
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